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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the Château du Clos Lucé and stayed here for the last three years of his life, devoting himself to perfecting his inventions. Leonardo was prolific and inspired, working as an engineer, architect and theatrical director, organising lavish festivities for the Court. At his residence 300 metres from the Château Royal, he drew up plans for a model château for Francis I in Romorantin and designed the double-helix open staircase in the Château de Chambord.The Château du Clos Lucé is dedicated to showing and explaining to the public the great knowledge acquired by the Italian Maestro.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“his inventions” (233 reviews)
“his life” (152 reviews)
“da vinci” (296 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Great information on Da Vinci's inventions and other working models around the garden. Makes you appreciate an absolute genius of a man! Best thing to do in Amboise by far.

Thank Avin N
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, discovering all Leonardo da Vinci's knowledges. With our best regards,

Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to Le Clos Luce where Leonardo lived out his final years. The chateau is a beautiful building set is beautiful grounds close to the centre of Amboise. Not only will the surroundings astound you but also you will realise just...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. The Château du Clos Lucé is indeed a nice environment for an interactive and entertaining experience for the whole...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

We nearly gave this place a miss after we had read some of the negative reviews but we are so glad we ignored them. First let's clarify the price. Maybe it has been reduced but the cost for an adult is 14 Euros. Secondly accept...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your nice review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Indeed, the visit of the castle and gardens are a real journey of discovery, on the trail of Leonardo...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

The house itself is very interesting but the information about all of the different inventions da Vinci had a hand in is astonishing. I had no idea that he played a role in so many of our modern conveniences. He was clearly a man 'outside'...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, discovering all Leonardo da Vinci's knowledges. With our best regards,

Reviewed 20 July 2015

Fascinating to see the "real house" that Leonardo lived in for 3 years, especially after seeing all the grandiose chateaux of the region. This felt like a home that someone could actually live in. Our visit included a museum about Leonardo's inventions which was also...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit discovering all Leonardo da Vinci's knowledges. With our best regards,

Reviewed 19 July 2015

....This is the one you should pick! Last home of Leonardo da Vinci. A beautiful chateau, steeped in history, but the best part is that many of the machines da Vinci made are on site in the basement and grounds of the chateau. Must stop...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 18 July 2015

The outside is the best part of this attraction. Leonardo's inventions built full sized throughout the gardens. Many of the inventions can be tried, sat in, or walked on. The chateau is lovely with some small scale inventions shown as well. We didn't pay extra...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. To improve the quality, we take in note your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is the house where Leonardo de Vinci lived during the last three years of his life. The house has interesting rooms and an interesting history regarding his friendship with the French King.Leonardo dies here and his bedroom is set the same way when he...More

Thank Dennis D
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your nice review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, discovering all Leonardo da Vinci's knowledges. With our best regards,

Reviewed 18 July 2015

Le Chateau du Clos Luce is wothwile visiting. Small castle with lots of history. Gardens with relica's of Leonardo's inventions are interesting, especially for children. Have lunch the renaissance way in La Prieurre. Recommend!

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 18 July 2015

Well organised and beautiful, oh what stunning grounds and to see for yourself from drawing to finished production these working machines invented by Leonardo da Vinci! It is a museum styled house but then you see video footage and live constructions. The children loved pushing...More

Thank Claud D
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

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